Key Facts About ADHD Everyone Should Know

May 28, 2024

1. Although the cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is not clear, researchers say there’s no evidence that excessive sugar intake and TV watching can lead to ADHD.

2. ADHD can persist into adulthood. Many of the estimated 366 million adults around the world with ADHD were never diagnosed as children.

3. Symptoms of ADHD in adults may include easily triggered frustration, trouble managing time and coping with stress, and frequent mood swings.

Sources: American Academy of Family Physicians. About Adult ADHD. Accessed May 13, 2024. | Faraone, S. V. et al. (2004) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: A Survey of Current Practice in Psychiatry and Primary Care. JAMA Internal Medicine. | Mayo Clinic. (2023) Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). | Song, P. et al. (2021) The prevalence of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: A global systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Global Health.

Where to Find Help

If you or a loved one is struggling with ADHD, these organizations may provide assistance:

—Melissa Fiorenza